Oxaprozin is acts as the main active component in medications to treat arthritis. This medicine belongs to a group of drugs known as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. This medication is a derivative of oxazole-propionic acid that shows analgesic and antipyretic properties.
It works by binding to and inactivates both isoforms of cyclooxygenase so as to blocking the conversion of arachidonic acid to pro-inflammatory prostaglandins. By inhibiting COX-2, this active component may be effective in relieving pain and inflammation. It may also produce unacceptable gastrointestinal side effects.
Class of Drugs – A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
Molecular Formula – C18H15NO3
Molecular Weight – 293.3 g/mol
Working: This effective component belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. It is prescribed for the treatment of pain, inflammation, and fever. Oxaprozin may help decrease swelling by reducing levels of prostaglandin, a hormone-like substance that usually causes inflammation.
Uses: This medicine is indicated to treat arthritis. This medication effectively reduces pain, swelling, and stiffness of the joints. Oxaprozin can also be used to chronic condition such as arthritis. Consult the doctor about non-drug treatments and other medications to treat the pain or inflammation.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This active component is used in a popular brand medicine as mentioned below:
- Daypro: 600 mg
This active component may cause stomach bleeding. Consuming alcohol and tobacco while treating with this medicine, may increase the risk for stomach bleeding. Avoid consuming alcoholic beverages.
It is not recommended in pregnant women or nursing mothers; it may show serious side effects.